Helen Mort is a poet and novelist based in Sheffield. Her collection Division Street is published by Chatto & Windus and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her second collection No Map Could Show Them was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Literature Award. Her third collection The Illustrated Woman will be published by Chatto in 2022. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University. In March 2022 Ebury are publishing her debut memoir A Line Above The Sky.
“As a previous winner, I know just how transformative the Northern Writers Awards are for authors across our region. I am so excited to be involved as a judge and to see other poets being given this opportunity. The north is home to so much literary talent and I cannot wait to read this year’s entries.”